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February 05, 2018
WCS Tribute to Esmond Bradley Martin
The following tribute was issued today by Dr. John Robinson, Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science for the Wildlife Conservation Society.
October 05, 2017
UK Takes Pivotal Step to Ban Domestic Ivory
October 6, 2017 –
WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) released a statement in response to the launch of the UK’s consultation on domestic ivory markets.
August 01, 2017
MEDIA ALERT: NEARLY 2 TONS OF IVORY TO BE CRUSHED IN NYC'S CENTRAL PARK ON AUG 3RD
August 1, 2017 –
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy nearly two tons of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts.
June 02, 2017
MAJOR IVORY TRAFFICKER JAILED IN REPUBLIC OF CONGO
June 2, 2017
– Northern Congo’s notorious elephant poacher and ivory trafficker Daring Dissaka, 39, has been convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment.
December 30, 2016
China Announces It Will Shut Down Its Domestic Commercial Elephant Ivory Trade in 2017
December 30, 2016 -- China has announced today that it will close its domestic commercial elephant ivory trade in 2017.
November 07, 2016
WCS Video Statement on Today's PNAS Ivory Forensics Paper
“This study shows that once poached, elephants are being moved rapidly into trade; illegal ivory isn't coming from old stockpiles...” WCS’s Dr. Elizabeth Bennett
August 30, 2016
STUDY: A Lost Century for Forest Elephants
August 30, 2016 –
Because forest elephants are one the slowest reproducing mammals in the world,
it will take almost a century for them to recover from the intense poaching they have suffered since 2002.
June 15, 2016
FIGHT THE CRIME: WCS Kicks off Third Phase of 96 Elephants Campaign
June 15, 2016 –
WCS has kicked off the third phase of its 96 Elephants campaign focusing on fighting wildlife crime that continues to slaughter 96 elephants each day in Africa.